This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
Agriculture in France accounts for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This book suggests ten actions or agricultural practices to reduce them without substantial change to production systems nor a significant reduction in production. An estimated mitigation potential for each one in tonnes CO2 equivalent avoided and the associated costs or savings in euros are given for 2030.
This book explains how plants establish symbioses with other living organisms such as bacteria and fungi, with more detailed developments on mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing nodules. Illustrated by numerous diagrams and with summaries at the end of every chapter, it is ideal for rapid acquisition or review of basic knowledge of symbiosis ecophysiology.
A reference work on feeding management of the beef cattle herd: from fundamentals to practical recommendations, taking account of the calving season and the forage management system.
This work traces the complex relations established by the plants with their biotic (all living organisms) and abiotic (climate, for example) environment. It addresses the main aspects of these relations and suggests a few notions of ecology to explain the importance of plants in all the ecosystems.
This book is a highly-condensed work full of illustrations depicting the majority of fundamental notions about plant physiology. It retraces the broad outlines of the evolution of plants before addressing various aspects of the descriptive plant biology, from the plant cell to the architecture of flowering plants and from photosynthesis to plant reproduction
This work makes updated scientific knowledge of nitrogen flows on livestock farms and their fate available to policymakers and public and private players. It also identifies technological, organisational, structural or territorial options to reduce the pressures of nitrogen emissions from farms on the environment.
Reproduction has been researched thoroughly and enriched with new tools for exploring living creatures that have played havoc with our knowledge of mechanisms and renewed the concepts. Over one hundred renowned French and international specialists have contributed to this reference work that summarises current knowledge on reproduction and its applications in animals and humans.
Why are French farmers so afraid of the future? Why is our agriculture that was so brilliant and remains a jewel in our exports seeing its performances receding in relation to several of its competitors. What are the paths towards regaining ground? Observer and enthusiastic player in agriculture, the author offers us a resolutely optimistic view of the future of French farming.
The food act - as a total social fact - makes a deep-seated impression on the economy and societies. In the era of the global village, this book urges the reader to scrutinise the global food system promoted by the food-processing multinationals as well as the alternative models aiming to renew the ways of producing, trading and eating. It analyses the undercurrents of food consumption from its cultural, nutritional and economic viewpoints. It defines the major traits of world agriculture and food-processing trading and retraces the trajectory of French agriculture. Public policies, strategically important as they support agricultural production and boost food security, are also examined with a fine tooth comb. Lastly, the author questions our ability to feed nine billion human beings in 2050.